H. R. 777
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 3, 2021
Ms. Scanlon (for herself, Mr. San Nicolas, and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the intimidation of election officials and poll workers, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting Our Election Workers Act of 2020.
Intimidation of voters and election officials
Section 594 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
in the heading, by adding at the end the following:
and election officials;
Whoever and inserting
(a) Intimidation of voters—Whoever; and
by adding at the end the following:
Intimidation of election officials and poll workers
Whoever intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with such other person’s duties in connection with the administration of an election described in subsection (a), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
The table of sections for chapter 29 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the item related to section 594 and inserting the following:
594. Intimidation of voters and election officials.